Examining monarch and milkweed interactions from the Great Plains to the Atlantic Ocean:
Dr. Harmony J. Dalgleish, Assistant Professor, Department of Biology at the College of William and Mary,
will be the guest speaker at the meeting of The John Clayton Chapter of the Virginia Native Plant Society.
She will provide an overview of monarch and milkweed research at William and Mary, which focuses on trying to understand "how local is local enough?" when considering milkweed replanting efforts. Milkweed from 55 populations ranging from Oklahoma to North Dakota and Georgia to Maine were sampled in order to understand patterns of genetic and chemical diversity in this species and how this spatial diversity may impact the monarchs that feed upon them.
The meeting is free and open to the public. It will be held at 7PM on Thursday, September 21
Room A, James City County Recreation Center
5301 Longhill Rd Williamsburg, VA
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